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Man Robbed While Attempting to Purchase a Phone on OfferUp

Man Robbed While Attempting to Purchase a Phone on OfferUp

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VICTORVILLE, Calif. – Authorities are attempting to identify a suspect who robbed a Victorville man who met with him under the ruse that he would be purchasing a phone from the suspect.

The 19-year-old male victim met with the suspect on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at around 8:09 p.m. on Seneca Road near Rodeo Drive.  The two made contact on the app., OfferUp authorities said. When he met with the suspect who he described as a heavyset black man, the suspect brandished a handgun. He demanded money from the victim, who complied.

The suspect them fled the scene. The victim was not injured as a result of the robbery. Deputies from the Victorville station responded to the area and conducted an area check but were unable to locate the suspect. 

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

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